2017 WORLD CONGRESS ON IN VITRO FERTILIZATION
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it gives us great pleasure to invite you to participate in the 19th World Congress on In Vitro Fertilization in conjunction with the 6 th Congress of Reproductive Medicine and Surgery Congress, which will take place in Antalya, Turkey on October 4 - 8, 2017.
Reproductive Medicine Assisted Reproductive Technologies, Reproductive Genetics and Surgery are witnessing a significant expansion both clinically and in basic research. Obviously they will continue to undergo innovative and revolutionary changes in the forthcoming years, which may change our understanding and practice in the diagnosis and treatment of infertile couples. The information which will be accumulated in the near future especially in the field of stem cell research, molecular reproduction and human genetics may help our profession to be able to help more couples to have healthy babies.
Both Societies; International Society of Infertility and In Vitro Fertilization (ISIVF) and Society of Reproductive Medicine and Surgery (SRMS) are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of infertility and reproductive health including the promotion of science and research in all aspects of reproductive medicine and assisted reproductive technologies and human genetics, the understanding of evidence- based practices between clinicians and the enhancement of communication between scientists interested in these subjects worldwide.
It is evident that, more and more physicians and researchers choose to devote their professional lives to the understanding and mastering of human reproduction which is the essential to provide the best options for diagnosis and treatment of the problems and diseases related this very important area of the human life. The congress aims to gather a large national and international audience and will also have distinguished international faculty of clinicians and scientists in the related disciplines to address and discuss the recent information, controversies and future directions. Keynote lectures, plenary sessions, round-tables and pre-congress workshops which may help the participants to improve the quality and success of their daily practice. We are confident that this will be a very good opportunity for you to update the relevant research data and their clinical applications and interactive moments will clarify the uncertainties.
Antalya, located on the southern coastline of Turkish Riviera, is one of the earliest settlement areas of Anatolia. Its magnificent theatres, temples and ruins of ancient cities reflect the historical richness. Antalya region has been inhabited by the Lykians, Romans, Greek, and the Turks. There are several ancient cities that were preserved in excellent condition up to our time. Antalya, one of the most popular holiday destinations on the Mediterranean, is a lively city with a rich historical heritage and attracts millions of tourists every year.
The coast with its golden sandy beaches and warm waters is perfect for swimming almost year around. Scuba diving, surfing, water skiing and rafting are some of the many sporting activities that are available in Antalya and its surroundings. When tired of scientific and sporting activities, one may relax on the beach and enjoy some of the most delicious Mediterranean food and wine.
The elaborate program being organized by the Scientific Committee, the colorful and exciting social activities coupled with the breath-taking panorama and exotic surroundings of Antalya will take this conjoint meeting a rewarding educational, social and travel experience.
We look forward to welcoming you in Antalya in 2017.
Timur Gürgan President of ISIVF
Turan Çetin President of SRMS
Welcome to ISIVF
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
I am very pleased and greatly honored to assume the presidency of the ISIVF. I am prepared to put all my effort to increase the visibility and standing of our society during my mandate. I also look forward to the support and contribution of the members the Executive Committee and the Board of ISIVF. I trust the members of the society will do the same by communicating their expectations and giving us the necessary feed back when the going is good and not so good.
I wish to express my sincere gratitude to ISIVF those who preceded me in office for their contribution in bringing our Society to its present standing.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
The following are my goals in order to increase the visibility and to further the standing of our Society:
To make the Board of Directors a more active organ; and establish prompt communication between the Executive and Board members.
To attract as members, both leading figures and promising young colleagues in our profession. To increase membership will be one of our primary goals.
To set up special interest groups including: Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Embryology, Reproductive Surgery, Safety and Quality, Ethics, etc. This will attract additional members to the Society.
To increase workshops, regional meetings and congresses offered by the ISIVF. To do so especially in countries that will benefit mire from this educational effort. And collaborate with industry in order to be able to achieve this goal. This in addition will permit us to collaborate with local societies.
To improve our relations and increase collaboration with some of the leading societies such as ESHRE, ASRM, IFFS, MEFS and MSRM and attempt to organize collaborative educational and training activities with these institutions.
To create committees, that will improve the functioning of our society.
To use social media and the Internet in order to better promote our Society; and to set up an e- learning platform, in the near future.
To eventually organize multicenter studies and worldwide data collection system in collaboration with some other bodies such as EIM and ICMART, if it is possible.,
TURKEY WORLD CONGRESS
We are now working on our 19th World Congress to be held in at Antalya Turkey, from Oct 4th-8th 2017,Regnum Carya Resort Hotel. You will all be kept up to date on the latest developments regarding this important event.
COPENHAGEN WORLD CONGRESS
I thank Zev Rosenwaks, our immediate past President, as well as Victor Gomel our Executive Director, for ensuring that we had many distinguished clinicians and scientists as part of our scientific program. As a result, this Congress encompassed all aspects of contemporary ART. More than 500 participants enjoyed the scientific program. Highlights of the Congress included regenerative medicine, somatic cell nuclear transfer and stem cell technology; advances in laboratory techniques; embryo selection methods; IVF and the endometrium; preimplantation genetic testing (PGD/PGS); male reproduction; aging and IVF; and fertility preservation, among others. Special thanks to Svend Lindenberg for hosting this congress. Please send me your personal suggestions and ideas; we look forward to them to enrich our future strategic plans.
COMMUNICATION I will be reaching out to you, our valued members, to ask for your support and assistance, to ensure that we have a society dedicated to assisted reproduction, a society that brings together the various disciplines that this field encompasses: scientists, clinicians, embryologists, geneticists, psychologists, nurses and other auxiliary and support personnel. Thank you once again for electing me President of your Society, you can expect to hear from me on an ongoing basis, as communication and transparency are essential.
President, International Society for In Vitro Fertilization